CompTIA Career Roadmap

Deciding to work in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an IT certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. The CompTIA IT Certification Roadmap can make navigating the world of certifications a little easier.​

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Certifications that can get you there

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CompTIA A+

The CompTIA A+ certification is the starting point for a career in IT. The exams cover maintenance of PCs, mobile devices, laptops, operating systems and printers.

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CompTIA IT Fundamentals

The ITF+ exam focuses on the essential IT skills and knowledge needed to perform tasks commonly performed by advanced end-users and entry-level IT professionals alike.

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Microsoft Technology Associate: Database Track

Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) is a recommended entry point into IT certification and job preparation. Pass the exam and you’ll earn a certification, taking your first step toward a career in technology.

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VMWare Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization

With the VCA-Data Center Virtualization certification, you’ll have greater credibility when discussing data center virtualization, the business challenges that vSphere is designed to address, and how virtualizing the data center with vSphere addresses those challenges.

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Google IT Cert

The Google IT Support Professional Certificate is a hands-on training program that introduces you to troubleshooting and customer service, networking, operating systems, system administration, and security — all the fundamentals of IT support that are critical for success in the workplace.

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Cisco Certified Network Associate Data Center

For data center network administrators to validate knowledge in data center design, equipment installation, and maintenance.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate: SQL Server 2012

This certification shows that you have the essential skills and breakthrough insights in developing and maintaining the next wave of mission-critical environments as a database developer or analyst.

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Oracle Certified Associate

Oracle Certified Associate (OCA) is typically the first step toward earning the Oracle Certified Professional certification. It ensures basic skills and provides the foundation for supporting Oracle products. OCA is available for many of today's most in-demand technology job roles.

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Oracle Certified Professional

The Oracle Certified Professional (OCP) credential is the benchmark of professional skill and technical expertise required to manage, develop, or implement enterprise-wide databases, middleware, or applications. Increasingly, IT managers use the OCP credential to evaluate the qualifications of employees and job candidates.

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Mongo Certified DBA

The MongoDB Certified DBA Associate Level Exam is for administrators with knowledge of the concepts and mechanics of MongoDB.

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Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center

Cisco Certified Network Professional Data Center (CCNP Data Center) is a certification for business services and technology architects, as well as presales, design, and implementation engineers who want to save time and money on their data center design, installation, and maintenance.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Data Platform

This certification validates that you have the skills for building and administrating enterprise-scale data solutions both on-premises and in cloud environments.

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert: Business Intelligence

This certification validates that you have the skills needed to design, build, and deploy solutions that deliver more data to more people across the organization.

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Oracle Business Intelligence Foundations

The Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite 11 Certified Implementation Specialist Certification identifies professionals that are skilled in implementing solutions based on Oracle Business Intelligence Suite.

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Cloudera Certified Data Analyst

A SQL developer who earns the Cloudera Certified Data Analyst credential is able to perform core competencies required to pull and generate reports in Cloudera's CDH environment using Impala and Hive.

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MapR Certified Cluster Administrator

Designed for Engineers and Administrators responsible for preparing the cluster for install, installing, setting up, and maintaining a MapR Cluster.

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MongoDB Certified Developer

The MongoDB Certified Developer, Associate Level exam is intended for individuals with knowledge of the fundamentals of designing and building applications using MongoDB.

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SAS Certified Data Scientist

The data science certification program is for those who want to develop the advanced knowledge and skills necessary to work as a data scientist. It is best suited for those with a strong background in applied mathematics.

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HP Accredited Systems Engineer

This certification validates the ability to design, support and integrate an enterprise-level solution, including platform, operating system, software, storage, network and option components, to solve business needs.

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Oracle Certified Master

The Oracle Certified Master (OCM) credential recognizes the ultimate advanced level of skills, knowledge, and proven ability. These professionals are qualified to answer the most difficult questions and solve the most complex problems.

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